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MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
driving 400 miles to get to the front and he joins us now. good evening, richard. >> reporter: good evening, martin. we came from further east, the city of tobruk, to here. this entire region still remains firmly in the hands of the rebels. last time i spoke to you, from here, was about a week ago. very different feeling, martin. if you remember at the time, benghazi was under siege. the gadhafi forces were coming in closing in on the city, people were leaving, there was a great concern that benghazi would be encircled. now, the rebels are feeling very confident. we saw many checkpoints nof only in the city but between here and tobruk. a brisk traffic of people downtown, people are coming back to benghazi and the rebels are trying to consolidate this game that they've been given by the foreign plil temilitary, the u. particular. they recognize rebels are not up to this fight, and i spoke to a rebel leader a short while ago, and he said that they need to get their acts together. they need to start becoming more organized, more disciplined, or this opportunity that they've been given
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 3:00pm EDT
following the latest developments and joins us with more. the japanese prime minister has said the country is under maximum alert. their word. and there are special guidelines or instructions that are coming from on high from the officials that come along with this alert outside of the small evacuation zone we've been talking about near the plant. >> reporter: thomas, it severally means it's a situation in japan's fukushima plant remains unpredict pittsburgh. engineers are trying to keep the reactors cooling. what engineers are learning is when they pump water into the reactors the radiated water, water radi turbine rooms, and into the tunnels underneath each of the reactor buildings. now, just one tunnels enough -- holes enough water to fill two olympic sized swimming pools with radiated water. today, two workers were splashed with water from broken pipe, even though they were wearing protective suits and presumably waterproof suits they were still soaked to their underwear according to officials. officials said they were able to rinse off and they're okay. it shows you the types
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm EDT
out or in after the nato commander testifying before congress used an interesting term, flickers of intelligence reporting as he termed it, that there were radical islamic elements perhaps having some influence in the rebels that the united states is now reaching out to. of course, secretary clinton meeting yesterday in lon dpornt second time with a represent tuv of that organization. so a very fluid situation. obviously, the president rejects the notion that what has happened over the course of the last 11 days with this military action represents an obama doctrine. the president says this is no cookie cutter approach. it is a case by case development in the middle east but he says we could be in for a bumpy ride with all of the unrest and all of the volatility in the region, richard. >> mike viqueira, thank you. >>> now for the latest on the heavy fighting that vic was talking about going on in critical cities across northern libya. jim maceda is live in tripoli. what is the latest? we understand that the no-fly zone, the control over that is being passed over to nato and differen
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 3:00pm EST
joining us. let's turn to meteorologist jeff ranieri in san francisco. good afternoon, jeff. >> reporter: hi, martin. >> have you seen any signs of high tides or hazardous currents where you? >> reporter: right here in the san francisco bay, we did have some reports of some abnormally, you know, large rushes of watt, only at two to three feet. that in some cases did evacuate a lot of water back into the bay, dwhich did leave open area of sand. as far as any damage in san francisco, we're not seeing. however, we are in a low tide cycle. behind us, at this point, expecting high tide here in san francisco around 5:30 tonight. and as many of the experts have been saying all day long, this is an event that could last several hours in duration through tonight, where we could see wave heights in the san francisco bay some two to four feet above their average levels. now, also i know you have been reporting it, in cress anstey to the north that's where the damage is reportedly in the millions, as a harbor, there have been at least 20 or 30 boats destroyed at this point. >> jeff ranieri in san fr
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 3:00pm EST
us live from capitol hill. good afternoon, luke. >> good afternoon, martin. what you're seeing on capitol hill today is politics and nothing more. both sides know that neither one of these bills can pass. the republican bill calls for $61 billion in cuts. that's hr-1 a by the house republicans passeded a few weeks ago with a lot of cuts to things democrats are fond of, women, infants and nutritional programs, other types of social issues democrats do not want to touch. the democratic plan comes out to about $6.5 billion. within those are cuts requested by president obama and a few others. neither side really knows that this vote going forward will produce anything. what does it do, martin? it allows both sides to get on the record as being for a massive amount of cuss as the republicans want or for no cuts. this if anything else is to write campaign 2012 commercials more than real sorts of governing, if you will. time frame. march 18th is when the current government funding runs out. they're going to have to reach some sort of agreement in the next week. the house whip kevin mccar
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 3:00pm EDT
inside the reactor used to cool spent fuel rods. if the temperature continues to rise unchecked, it could spark a nuclear chain reaction. that is why water cannon, normally used in riot control, are being used to spray the reactor. another measure considered too dangerous to attempt just 24 hours ago. reflecting growing international concern, america has deployed unmanned drone aircraft to monitor the unfurling crisis at the fukushima plant. while traveling the size of its recommended exclusion zone around the stricken complex. japan's chief cabinet secretary has peers before the cameras, denying any suggestion his government is hiding the true extent of the crisis. experts around the world are increasingly concerned. the latest development is not a promising one. it was hoped today's helicopter operation would reduce radiation levels. latest measurements show the level has actually risen. helicopter crews will try again tomorrow. paul davis, itv news. >> thanks to itn's paul davis for that report. >>> president obama will deliver remarks about japan in just a few minutes and we'll
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 3:00pm EST
forces are reportedly backing control of the town of zawiyah, near tripoli. joining us live from benghazi is nbc's stephanie gosk. good evening, stephanie. >> reporter: good evening, martin. >> for much of the day, we've been waiting to hear from colonel gadhafi. we were promised some kind of live statement. where do we stand on that? >> reporter: well, our journalists in tripoli were told that he was going to speak, and then they were virtually held captive in their hotels waiting for him for seven hours and he didn't show up. this follows days after promises that the government was going to take journal its to the town of zawiyah, that we've been talking so much about, that's been under fire by pro-gadhafi forces and mixed reports who controls that up to. tho today they were held in this hotel. journalist as rested trying to get into zawiyah without the government's permission. it seems a bit of government manipulation of the press right now. >> we've seen this incredible video of an ongoing battle, air strikes, frankly. what have you seen today with your own eyes? >> reporter:
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 3:00pm EST
from new york and former chairman of the house, ways and mean committee and he joins us. >> good to be with you. >> your 21st term in the congress, and i'm assuming you've seen these kinds of high stakes politicking in the past. so of all members, tell us, will a deal be done on friday? >> i don't know. i can't tell you whether it will be done on friday. it is very controversial. but we are moving in right direction. there's no way to resolve this issue unless we talk. and so the two weeks gives us an opportunity, not only to just deal with a continued resolution that would take us two weeks, but we also have to deal with the debt ceiling and also to 2012 budget. so, i do hope that the leadership is trying to provide a solution to all of these problems, because the whole country, indeed the world, is waiting to see what we do. >> do congressional members realize that, while they claim to be acting in the public interest, the public has become deeply frustrated with their conduct because funding government for just two weeks, isn't that grossly inefficient? >> yes, and it's totally e
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 3:00pm EDT
to run this no-fly zone is taking place, that the president is going to use the occasion to both make the case for why he made this decision, number one, and number two, it's going to be valedictoryverted crisis, justifying why it was a success, you're going hear that word tonight from what i understand. >> any idea if the speech was planned or is this a response just to criticism to date? >> reporter: no, they say that they always planned to update the american people on this at some point. >> right. >> reporter: that it wasn't going to be -- you know, they they bristled at the motion they're responding to the beltway chattering class on this or congressional criticism and just say that that's -- let the punditry lie where it is. they also believe this isn't as much of a political impact as others are claiming it is. they don't view it that way. >> got it. >> talking about punditry, unless the u.s. military ends the involvement in the conflict, some u.s. citizens are listening and watching this. will it make any difference what the president says to them? >> reporter: actually,
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. nbc's kristin dahlgren is closely following developments in the area and joins us live from tokyo. good evening, kristin. >> reporter: good evening, martin. the latest we're hearing from this washington, d.c.-based nuclear research group is that they expect this disasterer to reach a seven on their scale of nuclear radioactive disasters, the only other accident to reach that level is chernobyl. so that gives you some idea of what some experts think we could possibly be looking at here. of course, nobody at this point knows. we're told even here in tokyo there's some elevated levels of radioactivity, about ten times what is normal and officials don't believe that poses any health risk, but others say they're not sure of what the long-term impact of that could be. meantime, up closer to that nuclear reactor site there is a lot of concern, seeing spikes higher than that, 140,000 people told to stay inside, as you said, and they're talk about possibly using helicopters now to dump water on that number four reactor, where they had the fire in the spent nuclear rod pond earlier today. a devel
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 3:00pm EDT
fighting gadhafi's forces displays their own ideas of a manifest destiny using coalition forces, air strikes to continue attacking forces. the fighting's been intense. focus, city of ms. rat ta, where coalition bombs and missiles destroys tanks and artillery. in washington, the complaints against the president's strategy grows, as more politicians and pundits called on president obama to clearly define the u.s. mission in libya. a mission the white house insists should not be called a war. so, so far, the president has kept hisle. if it drops like a bomb, u.s. forces over libyaa are most lie bombed and bombs are generally drop in a war. let's head out to the region and join nbc's jim maceda, live in tripoli. good afternoon, jim. >> reporter: hi, marten. >>> each day we hear about more explosions in and around libya. is fighting get any closing to the capital of tripoli? >> reporter: well, there are two things to watch out for if you're living in the capital of tripoli. obviously, you're watching out for air strikes now. tonight, it is night, again, sixth night since the first night o
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. >> we're hearing the japanese authorities have had success in putting in a new power line. can you tell us about that in. >> well, they think, they're not quite there yet. what they think has happened is they've been able to restore a power line that would give at least limited power to start operating some pumps which would be able to put coolant into the reactors which would keep them cooled down. they haven't tested them yet. that would be one certainly positive step in this yoyo of news we've had over the last several days radiation levels spike, then they go down, then a report like this saying they've made progress. and something else seems to knock it back again. that could be the good news that starts out the day. we had good news starting the day out today and that all changed quickly too. >> you're in tokyo at the moment. do you get a sense that the people of japan are taking the prime minister's advice that they should be calm and remain calm, cool and collected? >> reporter: well, i think people describe it as this quiet anxiety. perhaps part of that is cultural and a sense tha
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
miles of the plant to consider voluntary evacuations and that's the translation that was given to us. now, these are the same people that they have been telling previously to stay indoors. so tshere's a lot of confusion. the government didn't give any more specifics on what the new radiation risks might be. they said they were following general recommendations from the japan nuclear safety commission. >> we'll continue to follow it. >>> joining me to assess the situation in japan, nuclear fph frank von hippel. officials revealing a suspected breach in the reactor at the fukushima plant. this could mean a much more serious radioactive contamination that may be we haven't known so far exactly what's go on behind those walls there. but is it time to give up this battle, about cooling reactors and follow the lead in what they did in chernobyl, and that is to shut the plant down completely? >> no, they don't have the option of shutting it down. chernobyl was a very different situation. the core basically blew itself. a lot of the core blew into the atmosphere, and the rest melted down int
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. resolution, it explicitly circum scribes the use of ground forces in libya. the president says in this al lied action which incident taal not limited to no-fly zones over benghazi, the rebel stronghold. the president says if we do not act, the entire region could be destable ides. calling into question his edge it massey. in the case of the president and other al lies around the world, calling for gadhafi to go, he says in the absence of action there would be a humanitarian crisis on libya's borders and that thousands would be killed. what is he calling for? in the wake of the u.n. security council vote last night, a cease-fire immediately says the president, stop his advance and pull back from some of the cities that the gadhafi government has retaken from rebels. he says these terms are not negotiable. i thought it was interesting the use of words that the president chose. he says we're going to be enabling the european allies and arab allies to carry out the no-fly zone. unclear what role u.s. warplanes would have in terms of flying live fire sorties. this force will be -- not be used
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
church hill once said man is spirited and that carries us in america more than other countries. the sense of optimism is important here. if you get the number down to 8, 8.9 is not great enough. we want to see a reset below eight. if it's moving downward, direction is everything in our politics. if that number continues to go down, obama gets elected. about if it doesn't, he doesn't get re-elected. i don't think there's been a time when one number has been so important. >> you've been uncompromising in the way you've highlighted the very personal nature of the attacks on the president. >> right. >> beginning with the issue of his personal faith. now if you read his books, as i have, he's abundantly clear that he's a christian. if you ask him the question, he says his faith rests in jesus christ, the christian bible and not a day passes without someone suggesting he's a muslim, why? >> i'm going to talk about it tonight and it's going to be very tough. when you talk about the mao-maos of the 1950s, black africans killing white people, you're ripping the scab off of an old wound in am
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
we felt that there should at least be a duty to inform us what was going to happen because of the inevitable effect on this household of another big publicity firestorm. then this morning we heard about the guest list for it and this caused even deeper distress to the extent that i cannot talk to you now because she has gone down to the place by the sea where phoebe's family and friends scattered part of her ashes. >> one of the individuals who is going to be talking about this issue is somebody who you reserve some criticism for. i know you don't want to mention her name, but what was your reaction when you heard she was taking part? >> basically, shock and disgust. the individual who, as i say, until i have conclusive proof, i will not name publicly, is a person who we believe, and have already some evidence towards, has been deliberately vilifying phoebe, blaming the victim, making up, frankly, disgusting and offensive untruths about her. >> so this individual, who is ostensibly blaming to be opposed to bullying, you understand has actually been involved in posting some of the
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 3:00pm EST
amounts to a crime against humanity. joining us live from benghazi is stephanie gosk. good evening. >> reporter: martin, yeah, there were more attacks today, air strikes again. if their typical pattern, what's happening is they're either wildly off the mark or deliberately placed outside of where these rebel forces are probably just to scare them. but what we have seen in the last 48 hours from pro-gadhafi forces is a push against prebls. they've been striking back hard somewhere with more fire power than we've seen in the region until this point and it's had an effect. rebels pushing west along the med terrain yan coast have been pushed back. they're in ras lanuf, a major oil refinery, that has come to a complete standstill because of the violence. we went down to a staging area, right before the front line there, and what we saw was remarkable. despite the pushback, despite these battles, there continues to be a flood of fighters into the region. they are disorganized but well-armed, and they say they want to go all the way to tripoli. martin? >> nbc's stephanie gosk, in benghazi
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 3:00pm EST
use of force, here's what the president said on that. >> with respect to our willingness to engage militarily, what i've instructed the department of defense, as well as our state department and all of those who are involved in international affairs to examine, is a full range of options. i don't want us hamstrung. >> back in eastern libya, gadhafi forces intensified aerial attacks, hitting the city of brega again. it's the second day of a counterattack against the rebels there. brega being a key port for oil installations. >>> government forces still hold the capital, tripoli, and current gadhafi remains defiant, protected by his forces on the ground. on the western border of libya, though, an evolving humanitarian nightmare. tens of thousands of refugees trying to flee into tunisia. the u.s. is now sending military planes to the area, with food, water and relief supplies. >>> joining me live from benghazi, in libya, nbc's stephanie gosk. good evening, stephanie. >> reporter: good evening, martin. you know the battle continues here in eastern libya. this is gadhafi taking the figh
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
well beyond $170 billion. chris jansing joins us live from tokyo. good evening, chris. i'm afraid we have not been able to make contact with chris. we'll go back to her in a moment. i'm joined by jim miklaszewski, who is live at the pentagon. good afternoon, jim. >> reporter: good afternoon, marten. >>> i understand that the air crew was around 100 miles northeast of sendai. do we know the level of raid krags that they encountered? >> reporter: according to u.s. navy officials, they don't have the exact numbers but they say it was very low. when the three helicopters and the 17 navy crew members were on that search and rescue mission out at sea, the radiation alarms aboard the helicopters went off, started changing, so the helicopters headed straight for the airicarrier ronald reagan. to decontaminate them, it was a simple soap and water scrubdown and then they were checked ago and the choppers and 17 crew members were found not to be contaminated. at same time, however, the ronald reagan encountered a radioactive plume, very low radiation. so they steered away from the plume itself
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 3:00pm EST
budget-busting plans ignite new protests across america. rachel maddow gives us her view of walker, the wisconsin ranger. >>> where are my kids? charlie sheen's have been taken and he wants to know why. >> at this moment on live television, i do not know where my children are. >> love him or loath him, the question remains, were charlie's rights as a father actually trampled on? and get out of the grotto. the playboy mansion is infected. ahead, one of hef's former girlfriends takes us inside for a less than flattering tour of america's pleasure palace. take a look at this again. the moment charlie sheen says was not a good-bye. the star forced to hand over his twin boys match and bob in the dead of night. we'll have much more on this remarkable tape later in the broadcast. but we begin with day 19 in the on going standoff in wisconsin. but this hasn't stopped governor scott walker from striding forward with his plans. last night in the absence of 14 senate democrats who are still camped out of state, he delivered his budget. despite proposing big cuts in state aid, education, and m
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
harvard, both of us. we are sportsman. president obama continue to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good looking and president obama has said the same about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of coincidences but the most important is the one we'll find this afternoon and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have partnership that is one where we have all responsibilities and n extensionalist alliance. extensionalist has never been enough to face major problems but a partnership of collaboration between latin america and the united states sharing values, principles, and a common vision. and that alliance should be comprehensive. it should reach out to the fields of democracy, freedom, rule of law, defense of human rights. and i think that we have to improve the democratic charter of oas. it should hopen up the door of free trade of goods and services and faster than what we have done here. in addition to that, to include those subjects which are the true pillars of the 21st century, quality of educat
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 3:00pm EDT
misrata and elsewhere. nbc's jim ma say da joins us live now from tripoli. jim, is this a clear sign the coalition really is stepping up the intensity of their campaign? >> hi, martin. yes, it is a clear sign, and they're stepping up their campaign because they can step up their campaign now. they spent the first four, four and a half days of this operation taking out everything that would prevent them, prevent the airplanes, the nato planes from doing this very thing. they believe that the libyan air defenses as you suggested in your lead now are just about out of commission, which allows the intensity now to pick up and really at an accelerated pace. the first three days -- 160 sortees. in the past 24 hours, there have been 175. that gives you an idea how quick we're moving now. you mentioned misrata and this important to talk about it because it's probably the first indication of the effects on the ground from these air strikes, misrata beinging that town rebel held just barely squeezed by pro-gadhafi forces for two weeks, 90 killed at least in the last week or so. today, accordin
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 3:00pm EDT
using hand held equipment to identify targets for the no-fly zone. >> this is a classic way that the united states would engage in this kind of operation, similar to what the u.s. did in kosovo at the time. we've had special operations people on the ground inside libya, painting targets. the idea that the cia is doing that shouldn't come as a surprise. liberals or democrats hear cia and obama think, no, he's not supposed to do that. he's the commander in chief, of course he's going to be doing that. >> talking about the armies and supply to rebels might that already be happening? >> all indications that we have is that it's not happening. and i think that it would really represent the crossing of a line if the united states starts to funnel weapons to these guys. if you read the peace in the new yorker this week, he estimates there are a thousand rebels, not well-trained as richard engel has been talking about. it would require u.s. personnel to deploy to train them the president signed thorgz fauthor to secret aid to the rebels. >> it would be -- we're talking about right now th
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